Showing posts with label Costa Rica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Costa Rica. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bishops of Costa Rica: "Communion for Remarried Divorced is Not Possible"

Bishops of Costa Rica: "There is no possibility that the remarried divorced can
receive communion."
(San José) The Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica has issued a document to implement the post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia. One possibility is that remarried divorcees might be admitted to communion, is addressed in a single word.

The largest newspaper of the Central American country, La Nacion, reported on 17 July, the Sunday edition, in large presentation on the front page of the new document by the bishops. "Church unwilling to give remarried divorcees communion," headlined the Journal. Presentation and headline reveal the expectations generated by Pope Francis whose questions hung in the air. The newspaper conducted an interview on the topic with Costa Rica's most famous Bishop.

On the question of the state are remarried divorcees,  Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas of Cartago replied:

"They are still in the Church. They were never considered excommunicated. They can participate in everything except the sacramental communion.

On the question of whether these people can receive penance and the Eucharist, Bishop Ulloa clarified:

"In the Pope's document the possibility for remarried divorcees to receive communion isn't mentioned.  The Church, however, recognizes the way to practice continence in marriage, and there are examples. For these people, there is no impediment to participate also in Communion."

He added:

"I think that any Catholic who is conscious of his faith, knows that Communion is an essential aspect of his life. I'm sorry to say that does not mean all. Nevertheless, there are many couples in special situations who wish to receive Communion, but know that there is an obstacle to do it."

Bishop José Francisco Ulloa of Cartago

In 2010 Bishop Ulloa was, from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Costa Rica, the top electoral authority of the country, who, out of the three judges of the Supreme Court,  was condemned  because he had asked Catholics not to choose politicians who contradict the views and goals of Catholic doctrine, At the time of the statement, Costa Rica was in the election campaign. The Constitution prohibits the clergy from "interference" in politics. Although Bishop Ulloa had made his statement in a sermon during a Mass and not as a call to vote, and thus not in the political but in the vital area of ​​the Catholic Church, the court found him guilty.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Wikicommons / La Nacion (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Priest Discovers the Ancient Mass: "Here, Far Away From Europe, The Youth Are Attracted To It"

(Costa Rica)  The September edition of the Spanish monthly Una Voce reported about the priest Jose Pablo de Jesus Rodriguez Tamayo of Costa Rica.  It told of the priest and his attachment to the traditional form of the Roman Rite.  Rodriguez Tamayo was ordained as a priest in 1979 and is a Superior of Opus Cordi Eucharistici an Association of the Faithful by Diocesan Law.

For the priest of the Archdiocese of San Jose in Costa Rica the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum is a great grace and a fortune, in any even it's not a problem as some insist.  He was excited and took up the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI. The more he celebrated the Mass, the more he realized the riches of the ancient Mass and decided in short order to only celebrate Holy Mass in the classical form of the Roman Rite.

In time Don Jose began also to pray his breviary in the Old Rite.  He insists that the youth in "this part of the world,  far from Europe", are drawn to the traditional Liturgy, which gives them a certainty that conveys the Catholic Liturgy and the truths of the Faith in its integrity.

An effect of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 is that even more priests and laity can offer the traditional Mass and receive its spiritual treasures.

The complete interview of Don Jose Pablo Jesus Rodriguez Tamayo is published on the blog of Una Voce, Costa Rica.   The interview is held by Daniel Arturo Varga de La Mata (President of Una Voce, Costa Rica) and Javier Luis Candalario Dieguze (President of Una Voce Cuba).

Opus Cordis Eucharistici, founded in 1982, is a confluence of promoting Eucharistic adoration and consciousness of the real presence of Jesus Christ in  the most holy sacrament of the altar.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Una Voce/Una Voce Costa Rica

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